Swedish Government Body Funding Book On Israeli ‘Apartheid’ [View all]
(JTA) -- The Swedish Arts Council is sponsoring and distributing a new book which presents Israel as a racist entity comparable to apartheid South Africa.
The council, a government body, has allocated $8,985 toward publishing and distributing "The bride is beautiful but she is married to another man – Zionism -- an ideology at the end of the road?”, the council told JTA this week. The decision was made last month.
The book by Ingmar Karlsson, a retired senior Swedish diplomat, states: “The fundamental difference between South African and Zionist colonialism is the former wanted land and people while the latter only wanted land.”
Published earlier this year, the book also states that in Israel -- where Arabic is an official state language -- “Hebrew has a special status, with no consideration” for Arabic as “the area’s original language.”